After serving 20 years in the United States Marine Corps, retiring as a Network Chief & E8 Gunnery Sergeant, Shala Boyd has decided that now would be a perfect opportunity to engage her local community through the arts. 

Shala has her Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice, and is currently working on her Master's in Human Resource Management. She has been deployed several times to Afghanistan, has been the Wire and Network Chief leading over 4 platoons of 40+ Marines, each, whose specialties have consisted of Network Administrators, Network Operators and Network Maintenance Technicians. 

Ever-so-friendly, Shala's 5-year plan is to continue building her local business, and inspiring the lives of others through community arts & crafts. Her affectious and light-filled energy will immediately turn you into her life-long friend, and she's ready and willing to assist you in your journey. 

Support your local business owner, today, by booking her fun-filled painting sessions!

About Us

Here at Create 'n Paint, we take pride in delivering the ultimate DIY experience! We provide hands-on classes to teach you lasting crafts and skills. We love and appreciate every opportunity to serve our community with a place that allows freedom of expression. We provide a variety of crafts that shape a custom-filled environment that includes painting, candle making, customizing front porches, and so much more. We enjoy providing an atmosphere that not only captures your amazing process of creating but an atmosphere that allows you to be your authentic selves. Join us to get all your art decor and experience in one spot! We welcome you!

What we offer

Create-n-Paint in Jacksonville, N.C., offers you an unparalleled experienced for individuals, groups, or even private parties to come together through freestyle or structured-session paint art. 

Once you book an individual or group session, here is what is included for your session: 

  • - (1) Blank or pre-designed Door Mat or Canvas 

  • - Unlimited Paint

  • - 2.5 to 3 hours time, depending on your session

  • - Paint brushes and cleaning supplies

  • - Complimentary Disposable Apron(s)

  • - Premium apron available for purchase

  • - Lively music and a television

  • - Unisex restroom for use

  • - Refrigerator for your adult libations

  • - Complimentary snacks

  • - ..And more!

We also offer individuals or groups to book private parties, where only your party has access to the building during your chosen session. 

If you'd like to rent out our building space for whatever event or engagement suits you, we offer these services as well. Please contact us through our 'Additional Services' tab to find out how. 

We look forward to awakening your inner Picasso!

-Shala, Create-n-Paint Studio Owner

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Meet Our Owner

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Shala Boyd, USMC (Ret.)

After serving 20 years in the United States Marine Corps, retiring as a Network Chief & E8 Gunnery Sergeant, Shala Boyd has decided that now would be a perfect opportunity to engage her local community through the arts. Shala has her Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice, and is currently working on her Master's in Human Resource Management. She has been deployed several times to Afghanistan, has been the Wire and Network Chief leading over 4 platoons of 40+ Marines, each, whose specialties have consisted of Network Administrators, Network Operators and Network Maintenance Technicians. Ever-so-friendly, Shala's 5-year plan is to continue building her local business, and inspiring the lives of others through community arts & crafts. Her affectious and light-filled energy will immediately turn you into her life-long friend, and she's ready and willing to assist you in your journey.

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